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CiZC POSA billboard pulled down
in Zimbabwe Coalition
April 19, 2011
Intelligence Organization (CIO) and Criminal Investigation Department
(CID) officials in Mutare, together with the Manicaland Provincial
Governor, Christopher Mushowe today, 19 April 2011, issued a joint
order to the Mutare Municipality demanding that they pull down a
3 x 12 billboard in Mutare which was erected by CiZC. The billboard
was erected under the Abasha POSA
campaign aimed at supporting the POSA
Amendment Bill which sailed through the Lower House late last
year and is currently stuck in the House of Senate.
According to Senior Town
Planner for Mutare, Mr Simbi, these officials made it clear that
the billboard was too "political" for their liking and
as such had to be pulled down. They further argued that the advertising
company, AD industries, which erected the billboard, did not follow
the required process of seeking approval from the town council which
is the norm when a new message is to be posted.
siege: War veterans attack Hwedza residents
As Zimbabweans across
the word commemorate 31 years of majority rule on the 18th of April
2011, war veterans in Rukweza, Hwedza were threatening to close
down shops owned by perceived Movement for Democratic Change loyalists
and forcing villagers in the area to attend Independence day celebrations
held in the area.
information received by The Catalyst, the war veterans went on a
rampage, force marching villagers to the Independence celebrations
and excluding known MDC supporters from the event. The war veterans
are also allegedly demanding that all shop owners at the Rukweza
Shopping Centre should sign the Anti - Sanctions petition or face
Meanwhile, police are
raiding Hwedza villagers in search of shortwave radios and have
allegedly summoned MDC Information and Publicity Secretary for the
area, Mr Rusike, who was found in possession of a radio. The police
also raided Councilor Anderson Mugodhi's home and confiscated
three shortwave radios found in his possession. No details have
so far been provided on the reasons for the raid.
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